Derry Girls love lives: A rundown of who the cast are dating in real life
Yes, this does mean Erin and James aren’t dating
By now, we are all aware that Derry Girls is not just a TV show – it’s an entire moment that needs to be cherished. We’re all painfully invested in every single character, especially Erin and that wee English fella. Sometimes, we get so invested that we forget they are just characters and the real people playing them are just as iconic. So naturally, you probably want to know absolutely everything about the love lives of the cast of Derry Girls, and who from the show is dating someone in real life or single.
Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the real love lives of the cast of Derry Girls:
Saoirse-Monica Jackson is dating a famous Scottish DJ
Saoirse-Monica Jackson is now dating her boyfriend DJ Denis Sulta, who’s real name is Hector Barbour. They became Instagram official back in September last year and if I’m honest, their relationship seems really wholesome. Hector calls Saoirse his “girl from across the pond” and she shared photos of them on their holiday to Mexico over the new year and captioned it “Hunky new year everyone” – their relationship is everything we want and more.
Louisa Harland is currently single
Louisa, who plays our beloved Orla in Derry Girls, isn’t dating anyone at the moment. But who needs a love life when your Instagram feed is as vibrant and cool as Louisa’s? She seems to be in a very strong relationship with her film camera and I am obsessed.
Jamie-Lee O’Donnell’s boyfriend is also a DJ
Jamie-Lee O’Donnell started dating her DJ boyfriend, Paul McCay, after meeting in Derry through mutual friends. She told the Belfast Telegraph in January 2018 that it wasn’t anything magical but they were really good mates before getting together and eventually their friendship became something else. We all know Jamie-Lee’s character Michelle loves music – but what we didn’t know is that Jamie-Lee and her boyfriend have a spare room in their house dedicated to a set of decks and a big record collection.
Dylan Llewllyn is single
Sadly James and Erin are fictional characters and aren’t actually dating in real life – I know, it’s a hard pill to swallow.
Nicola Coughlan is also currently not dating anyone
Like Dylan and Louisa, Nicola is single but she’s also a painfully successful icon so she’s winning here.